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Old Posted Jun 28, 2016, 8:48 PM
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I don't remember seeing this before.


http://digital-library.csun.edu/cdm/...n/SFVH/id/4155

The large stone fountain was built in 1890 for animals by The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).
Hand written on the photograph: "Early day drinking fountain on Olive Street."

Does anyone recognize the mansion behind it? (the source say this is in Burbank)

It's really unique..kinda' like a little silo. I wonder how many gallons it took to fill it up?

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In spite of the WCTU's aversion to alcohol for people, this drinking fountain was actually for horses. It was in Burbank, located on Olive Avenue, probably above San Fernando Road. The house in the picture is long gone. Without the actual location, we can't find more info from the census.

The picture was donated to the library by Mrs. Pierina Lo Piccolo. She lived in Burbank. A lyric soprano, she was the first artist to appear on Television on Don Lee's station when it sent out its first experimental broadcast
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2016, 9:10 PM
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Today's Julius Shulman post contains pictures from two photosets. Both show the McCulloch Motors building in the late 1950s, so I thought it made sense to combine them. The address is given in this quote about McCulloch Motors from Chain Saw Collectors Corner.
Founded by Robert Paxton McCulloch in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1943. Originally manufactured superchargers and two-cycle drone aircraft engines for military use during WWII. Moved to Los Angeles, Calfiornia [sic] January 2, 1946. Located at 6101 West Century Boulevard, across from what was then known as Mines field, later to become Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) When McCulloch purchased the 15 acre property to build his Chain Saw factory it had been a bean field.
Here are most of the photos from "Job 2551: McCulloch Motor Corporation (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1958" and "Job 2505: McCulloch Motor Corporation, Office and Showroom (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1957".




I think this wider shot of the building is from a little earlier. It shows the factory behind.


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Louder than a chainsaw?




1953 - Whirlybird at Mcculloch.
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Employees dining in restaurant, located in Robert P. McCullock[sic] Motor Company, which is open to families of employees on Sundays.
July 1953



The pause that refreshes?

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President of McCulloch Motors Robert P. McCulloch (3R) having drinks with his top executives, while discussing business.
July 1953



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People bowling at the McCulloch Motors Recreation Building.
July 1953




July 1953 - The Boss, Robert McCulloch


(From series focusing (somewhat) on LA's post War construction boom.http://images.google.com/hosted/life...06c93e0eb.html


PS: Many of the images have hastily created descriptions. One of the images is described by source as: "Aerial view of heavily populated San Fernando Valley. Location: San Francisco, CA, US."

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Old Posted Jun 28, 2016, 9:55 PM
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From 1952-53 compilation. http://images.google.com/hosted/life...7e0c0505e.html


Sad






Post citrus grove.







For Tovagar2







December '52 Footprints of the 210 Pasadena.











May '53, Colorado St. Bridge





Probably not the "construction of a cloverleaf" as described by source. More likely what was later to become the Harbor Fwy.






More Harbor FWY Const.







July '53 Hollywood FWY construction






Hollywood FWY Const.









July '53, clearing land for Forest Lawn



July '53 Forest Lawn




The backlot erroneously placed in SFrancisco. Guessing it is Columbia Ranch at 411 Hollywood Way.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2016, 10:42 PM
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Definitely Columbia Ranch. Here an aerial view from 1952 which looks quite similar.


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Thanks for the Harbor Freeway construction pictures, BTW.
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For the only modern images taken inside Commercial Exchange just as the rehabilitation was starting:

http://hunterkerhart.com/commercial-exchange/











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The point of land that sticks out in the pictures of the coast looking north is what was left from the spur of railroad tracks that ran out on the "Long Wharf" when they were trying to make Santa Monica the seaport of Los Angeles
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From 1952-53 compilation. http://images.google.com/hosted/life...7e0c0505e.html


Sad






Post citrus grove.







For Tovagar2







December '52 Footprints of the 210 Pasadena.











May '53, Colorado St. Bridge





Probably not the "construction of a cloverleaf" as described by source. More likely what was later to become the Harbor Fwy.






More Harbor FWY Const.







July '53 Hollywood FWY construction






Hollywood FWY Const.









July '53, clearing land for Forest Lawn



July '53 Forest Lawn




The backlot erroneously placed in SFrancisco. Guessing it is Columbia Ranch at 411 Hollywood Way.
RE: Columbia Ranch. That is correct. The light colored large sound stage at top left is still there, as is the long prop and set storage area above it. The top right corner was sold off and is now a shopping center.
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Re: the pictures of the Commercial Exchange Building. The Law Office of Weiss and Bleifeld would have begun as a partnership after January of 1949 when Sidney Bleifeld passed the California Bar and was admitted to practice law. Mr. Weiss was admitted to the bar in 1935.
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2016, 7:21 PM
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Wow, Tourmaline really threw me yesterday. I'd just found this Julius Shulman image of the McCulloch Motors Corporation and had gone back to find my original post on the subject. About half an hour later I saw a new post containing a couple of those original images I was looking at, and briefly wondered if I'd accidentally managed to post them myself. Then I looked again and realized that it was just a happy coincidence, and Tourmaline was just posting more of those great pictures from Life Magazine. This, by the way, is "Job 100: McCulloch Motors Corporation, 1947". I think this is the earliest shot I've seen of McCulloch Motors as I can't see the palm trees from the USC or "Whirlybird" photos.



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Something in the water?






A vignette featuring Barbara Stanwyck's Marwyck Estate, in Northridge, circa 1936. http://images.google.com/hosted/life...dff0ff9e6.html

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Stanwyck became a business partner with her agent, Zeppo Marx, in a thoroughbred breeding and training ranch named Marwyck Ranch. Marx and Stanwyck each purchased 10 acres of land adjacent to the northern edge of Marwyck and built large Hollywood style ranch houses. Paul Revere Williams was commissioned to design Barbara’s 6,500 sq. ft., two story home with four fireplaces, eight bathrooms, five bedrooms, a three car garage, tennis court and large swimming pool. The ranch owners’ properties were located on a knoll overlooking the 130 acre horse ranch and farmland. . . . . 1940 Stanwyck sold her home to comic actor Jack Oakie. In the same year she sold her share of Marwyck Ranch to Marx. . . . . The Stanywck property was renamed Oakridge by Jack Oakie. The house on 9.47 acres still exists today with restoration plans in progress. http://www.theoakridgeestate.com/history-stanwyck.html

A more detailed history here: http://www.theoakridgeestate.com/history-ranch.html




Hard to tell how this played during the Depression.












Packard Pizza Delivery?

Photog Eisenstaedt in the photo.





























Time for a saddle












More NLA coverage on Stanwyck: http://skyscraperpage.com/forum/show...ostcount=29649 not counting any double indemnity posts.
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While we're talking about old baseball fields, have we seen this proposed expansion of Wrigley Field before?



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The late Wrigley field has been posted before, but maybe not this exact expansive 1957-image. From a small group of Walter O'Malley pics.http://images.google.com/hosted/life...4597b4f24.html





Wrigley at night?














Soon not to be?







Slightly different perspective.






Maybe over there?













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Old Posted Jun 29, 2016, 10:05 PM
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This Julius Shulman subject certainly isn't new to NLA - it's the Prudential Building on Wilshire Boulevard's Miracle Mile. This is "Job 699: Wurdeman & Becket, Prudential Building (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1950". Several of the pictures also show Ohrbach's.






All from Getty Research Institute


Another look. http://images.google.com/hosted/life...3af2d8724.html


Undated.




Curious Ohrbach's neon unseen in other images.





Pru building/ Miracle Mile from afar.





Pru building from much farther. (Think it is obvious that this image would not make the publication cut. Included gratuitously.)







(Yep, posted before on NLA http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=4124)





A few more remarkable/iconic images and reposts?





This glowing image strangely evokes MR's fluoroscope post http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=8372 The $2 complete x-ray fluoroscopic exam on Sunset Blvd.? Or the unpleasant discovery of a big spill at the nearby Coffee Dans.

















Neon Hollywood Blvd.
























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For the only modern images taken inside Commercial Exchange just as the rehabilitation was starting:

http://hunterkerhart.com/commercial-exchange/










Its as if they're trying to create the New Bunker Hill with all of the old buildings being turned into residences. Will this only lead to an eventual decline in living standards?

People are already saying that living downtown is one of the dirtiest and noisiest places you can live in So. Cal. Add to that, high rents and no parking...except at outrageous prices.
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On the other hand, many millions of people live very well and happily in even denser, dirtier, and noisier circumstances here in NYC--most without cars, which younger people, especially, are smart enough to use only "on demand"--Zip car etc. No ownership costs. There is the growing subway--as the suburban-minded die off, public transit will dictate where people live rather than the car. It's a great thing that LA's downtown core building stock is being refurbished--and preserved. These are not the brittle, "unrepurposeable" wooden buildings of Bunker Hill, and the new downtown residents are richer and a lot less interested in the myths of suburban America.
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Regarding Bunker Hill

Who knows the name of this survivor apartment building on Olive & Court ? (Michael, Hoss...) Somewhat disturbing to live there surrounded by that emptiness...

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Who knows the name of this survivor apartment building on Olive & Court ? (Michael, Hoss...) Somewhat disturbing to live there surrounded by that emptiness...
I believe that's actually Temple and Hill Street and that's the remarkably hardy Majestic Apartments at 408 W. Temple.

Looking west on Temple Street from Broadway, 1954

As if air pollution weren't enough, now surface parking begins to assert itself. Looking west on Temple with the north portal of the Hill Street tunnels visible over the old city garage. 215 N. Hill still hanging on, as is the Majestic at Temple and Hill, farther west the twin turreted St. Angelo stands at Temple and Grand Avenue.
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According to this annotated aerial, it was on Temple at Bunker Hill Avenue... built by the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations in 1915 (apparently remodeled in 1933).

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This view of a bit of the east end of the building is from the LAPL with this caption:

"Looking southwest across the intersection of Temple Street (foreground) and N. Grand Avenue (left) towards the Cadena Hotel located at 600 Temple Street; Cadena's Market occupies the ground floor. On the far right is the Art Deco style building at 610-614 Temple Street occupied by the offices for the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations, and on the far left, a portion of the former St. Angelo Hotel is visible. All of these structures have been demolished."

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Yes. I'm mistaken at Temple and Hill.

Here's the only shot of it I have (far left).

Bleak House, ca.1955

I have the address as 242 N. Bunker Hill .

Long term leases not available. Looking east towards 240 N. Bunker Hill Avenue. On the far left is an apartment building at 242 N. Bunker Hill Avenue and in the background is the rear exterior of the former St. Angelo Hotel, located at 237 N. Grand Avenue. Just beyond the Oldsmobile parked next door is the north wing of City Hall.

LAPL

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If we're identifying the building I've arrowed, it was the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations on the corner of Temple and Bunker Hill Avenue.

Looking southeast across the intersection of Temple Street (foreground) and Bunker Hill Avenue (right) towards an Art Deco style building at 610-614 Temple Street occupied by the offices for the Federation of Jewish Welfare Organizations. On the far left is the Cadena Hotel, located at 600 Temple Street, with Cadena's Market occupying the ground floor. In the upper left is the turret of the former St. Angelo Hotel. All of these structures have been demolished.


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Old Posted Jun 30, 2016, 7:14 PM
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Anyone fancy another Julius Shulman mystery post? This is another job for Wailes-Bageman that comes with no information. It's "Job 112: Sundeck Motel, 1947".



I've drawn a blank looking for the location. Maybe the hills in the background of this shot will help.



Both from Getty Research Institute
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